I am a wedding officiant, and in my practice, a large percentage of my couples have had very
small weddings, i.e.
less than 50 guests -- some less than a dozen. The reasons for the small size vary, but here are the most common:
- can't afford a larger wedding
- don't have time to plan a larger wedding
- don't want all the fuss and bother -- just want something simple
- getting married for the second time -- had the big wedding the first time
It occurred to me that there may be a market for an all-inclusive, "turn-key" wedding package that includes everything, from flowers to decorations, favors to food, music to photography, officiant services and venue -- EVERYTHING -- for a single fee, based on the number of guests. All the couple would have to do is get the marriage license and decide what to wear on their big day.
So, I could use some feedback. Is this something you would consider? If so, what appeals to you about it? If not, what would be your reservations?
Thank you in advance for your comments.
Marti Barton, Officiant